Life In Cameroon
Malaria is a very serious illness in some parts of Africa. You can get malaria if you are bitten by a mosquito.

Life In Cameroon

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at life in African countries, for example, Cameroon. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

It is good to find out about different countries. In geography at school you will have looked at how children live in different parts of the world. This is the first of three quizzes about life in other countries. Cameroon is a country in Africa. There is still a lot of poverty in Cameroon. Disease and illness are serious problems. A lot of babies and children die before they are old enough to go to school. But life is generally getting better in Cameroon.

On which continent is the country of Cameroon?
South America
Can you find Cameroon on a map of Africa?
Grace lives in a village in Cameroon. She is 7 years old. Grace goes to school.

Grace’s home is made of mud bricks. It has two rooms.

There is no running water. Grace helps her mother carry water from a ____.
Getting clean drinking water is a problem in Cameroon
Most Monday mornings Grace sets off to walk 2 miles with her brother. Where is she going?
To the shops
To a friend’s house
To school
To the swimming pool
Most children in Cameroon go to school, at least until the age of 12
Grace’s mother has a small plot of land. She grows crops. Grace's mother says that the soil is very fertile.

What does she mean by ‘the soil is very fertile’?
It needs a lot of fertiliser
It grows a lot of crops
It is very poor soil
It only grows weeds
In most of Cameroon the soil is very rich and good for growing crops
Grace’s mother grows yams, cassava, beans, maize and tomatoes. Why does she grow these plants?
Because they look nice
For their flowers
To stop the weeds growing
For food
Grace’s mother cooks everything herself. They mostly eat vegetables with some fish and chicken
There is no electricity in Grace’s village. Her mother cooks on a wood fire. What can Grace NOT do?
Play with other children
Help her mother
Watch television
Go to school
Most towns in Cameroon have electricity, but only some of the villages have electricity
Grace’s village does not have electricity. But electricity can be stored in batteries. So Grace and her family can listen to the _____.
Washing machine
Vacuum cleaner
A lot of people in Cameroon do have mobile phones
Disease is still a big problem in Cameroon. Malaria is a very serious illness. You can get malaria if you are bitten by a mosquito.

Which minibeast carries malaria?
Malaria is still a very serious disease across a lot of Africa
Grace’s mother washes the clothes in a tub. She also goes down to the river and washes clothes on stones.

What does Grace’s mother NOT have?
Cooking pots
A washing machine
Grace's mother washes clothes by hand
There are no shops in Grace’s village. But every Saturday there is a ______ with stalls selling fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, and pots and pans.
Everyone goes to the market
Author:  David Bland

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